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Låt mig leva så länge jag lever!: En observationsstudie om hur samvaron fungerar på äldreboenden i Sverige
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this observational study was to see how social interaction works in nursing homesdayroom. The focus was to study the staff and the residents during lunch, afternoon coffee,and during the eventual common activity. The observation persons were passive and they didnot communicate with either staff nor with the residents. The theoretical framework usedwas Georetrendens theory, KASAM and Communication theory. The results showedthat social interaction in the dayroom of the nursing home is rarely spontaneous, but mustinstead be planned by the staff. The results also showed differences in theinteraction regarding the treatment of the residents. The younger and older staff had differentapproaches. Staff who had a different cultural background than the Swedish had anotherway to respond to the residents. The residents were unhappy about the lack of activities. Theyexpressed that they felt lonely when the staff had several tasks outside the nursinghome. Another thing we observed was that the staff often urged the residents to go and rest intheir apartments. There was also a difference in the various nursing homes that wereobserved; the smaller nursing home had one staffgroup that some of the residents had for longknown each other because of the small community they live in.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
eldery, nursing home, social interaction, people´s communication
Keyword [sv]
äldre, äldreboende, social samvaro, bemötande, kommunikation
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-24411ISRN: ORU-JPS/SA--GY-2012/0104--SEOAI: diva2:544482
Subject / course
Socialt arbete, (socionomutb)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-29 Created: 2012-08-14 Last updated: 2012-08-29Bibliographically approved

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